Time to light your candle

Happy Holidays!Thank you sunrise, trees, birds, rivers and mountains for lifting the spirit! You and Mother Nature bring misty moist mornings brilliant buoyancy to spring Spirit from the dark depths and rise up from bed saying, “Okay! Okay! I’m up!”It’s the holidays! ...

Autumn Gratitude

On an autumn walk, one can find many things that are special to the season. Deciduous trees drop their leaves, of course, but the maples also drop their helicopter seed pods, the "apples" (galls) formed by nesting wasps fall from oaks, and mushrooms pop up to meet...

What if I did?

Have you ever found yourself asking, "what if I did?" Life sometimes seems to invite us to let go of what we know and discover what we can only find by taking a leap. Today, I'd like to share my story, with the hope that it inspires your curiosity about what could...

Happy Mother’s Day Conversation

Happy Mother’s Day Conversation

When was the last time you had a conversation with your mother? So much has changed in the current year. The pandemic has separated mothers from their grown children, we've lost moms, we've had to go to extremes we hadn't imagined, and more. How do you connect...

Building Bridges with Paint Parties

Over the last several months, Apositiva's Cat Wilson has had the wonderful opportunity to share the gift of art with young folks in North Carolina through virtual paint parties. The events have been organized in conjunction with several local organizations focused on...

Facing Clutter And Making Space

Every holiday season, I pull out boxes of decorations that bring liveliness and joy to my home and our office at Apositiva. Lately I've noticed that there's much more in those boxes than what I need to decorate these spaces. Things change: we no longer have the...

Negative Stuff Bugging You?

Feeling down? Negative stuff bugging you ... news, attitudes? You can change it. Create a new theme for yourself that gives you a lift. My Mom's Theme My mom's recurrent theme is to put a bird on it. Every season mom sets out fresh decorations, and bakes something -...

Head Bump!

Did you get lost in the world’s drama? Lose your touchstone? Get sucked into dark places? Sadness. Anger. Fear. What you need is a good head bump! One of my clients asked me the other day, “Are you always positive? Don’t you ever get down?” What can I say to such a...